Accession Number : ADA194962

Title :   A Survey of Productivity in the Construction Industry: Measurement and Causes.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Arn, Peter M

PDF Url : ADA194962

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : This paper examines and discusses the current status of productivity in the construction industry from the Construction Manager's perspective. The paper deals mainly with labor productivity within the construction industry and briefly discusses 'White Collar' productivity. Chapter one will review the recent history of productivity in the construction industry, the importance of productivity in society and views as to why some people are concerned about the current state of affairs. Chapter two goes directly into the methods of productivity measurement starting out with the various industry and governmental definitions to the latest performance evaluation techniques. Chapter three will discuss in depth the many influences on productivity within the construction industry. Chapter four will investigate the human incentives and motivations that influence the human productivity on the job site and in the office.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *PRODUCTIVITY, *WORK MEASUREMENT, HISTORY, HUMANS, INDUSTRIES, JOBS, LABOR, MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE TESTS, SITES, SUPERVISORS, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE